Mississippi Law Update 2018

May 4-5, 2018

Location: Dunleith Historic Inn, Natchez, MS

This course offers 12 hours of CLE credits including 1 hour of Ethics.


Friday, May 4

8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-9:30 a.m. Criminal Law Update
Tommy Defer, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Water Valley, MS
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Legislative and Government Update
Lane B. Reed, Esq.
McGehee McGehee & Torey
Meadville, MS

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. BREAK
10:45-11:45 a.m.

A View from the County/Youth Court Bench
Hon. Walter J. Brown
County/Youth Court Judge
Natchez, MS

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LUNCH on your own
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Employment Law Update
Ashley E. Cannady, Esq.
Balch & Bingham
Jackson, MS

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Family Law Update
David Bridges, Esq.
Roberts Bridges & Boydston PLLC
Jackson, MS

3:00-3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:15-4:15 p.m.

Environmental Law in Mississippi
Keith W. Turner, Esq.
Watkins & Eager
Jackson, MS

4:15-5:15 p.m

Mississippi Supreme Court Civil Case Law Update
Rick Patt, Esq.
Patt Law Firm
Ridgeland, MS

Saturday, May 5

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Ethics of Client Communication
Melissa Martin, Esq.
Office of General Counsel
The Mississippi Bar Assn
Jackson, MS

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Current Immigration Law
Amelia S. McGowan, Esq.
Migrant Support Center
Catholic Charities
Jackson, MS

10:00-10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15-11:15 a.m.

Health Care Law Update
Allison C. Simpson, Esq.
Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush
Ridgeland, MS

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Social Media Evidence in Chancery Court
Jennifer M. Rogers, Esq.
10th District Chancery Court
Hattiesburg, MS

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Workers’ Compensation Law Update
J. Peyton Randolph, Esq.
Law Offices of J. Peyton Randolph, 11
Ridgeland, MS

Open Enrollment

Registration is open to all interested parties including attorneys, judges, legal assistants, and law office staff. Walk–ins will be accepted on a space–available basis. If you plan to attend and do not pre-register, please call the UM-CLE office at (662) 915-7283 to determine space availability. Written materials will be given on the day of the seminar.

Pre–registration is encouraged



Please complete the registration form and return it along with your payment to the address listed on the form. To register by fax, please complete the form and include your Visa or MasterCard number and expiration date. The fax number is (662) 915-5138, or register using our secure online registration. Registrants will receive additional information with their written confirmation from UM-CLE.


CLE Credit

This course offered by UM-CLE has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 12 CLE credits including 1 hour of Ethics/Professionalism. Registrants seeking mandatory CLE credit from another state should contact UM-CLE in advance of the seminar.



Refunds will be given as follows:

  • Two business days prior to the seminar, registration fee less a $25 administrative charge.
  • One business day prior to the seminar, materials and registration fee less $75 OR transfer the registration fee to someone else in your firm or to an upcoming CLE seminar.
  • No call, no show will receive materials only, no refunds. In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.

In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.


Hotel Accommodations

Convenient accommodations are available at Dunleith Historic Inn in Natchez, MS. Please call the hotel directly at 800-433-2445 or e-mail dunleith@dunleith.com to reserve your room.

Accommodation of Special Needs

If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Renee Moore at (662) 915-7283 prior to the seminar.